I don't think that had to do with Mac. It happened to me, too, at about the same time as you posted. I think there was a funky link somewhere on the internets. I'm on the West Coast USA, but a friend in Texas was having no problems.
Phaedreas Tears - 15 years old and first(*) of true neutral guilds in Atys.
(*) This statement is contested, but we are certainly the longest lasting.
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